virus: Re: virus-digest V3 #34

Reed Konsler (
Fri, 5 Feb 1999 10:43:27 -0500

William Roh:
> I have no problem with a guest talking about their show
>- - that is not the issue. This show was dedicated 100% to advertising her
>movie and telling the viewers to go see the movie - never moving away
>from the subject. The show had one purpose only - to sell tickets to her
>movie. The station had no vested interest in the movie. This is a
>conflict of interests and should have had a disclaimer attached. Of
>course - it is Oprah - so rating were the only concern of the station.
>Money overpowers morals in most cases and she is in front of the line
>for the biggest piece of the cake. I don't object to her being
>successful or an entertainer - but these things are not a license for

The question is, when did she affirm your list of ethical guidelines? What are the common denominator ethics of talk-show hosts? Methinks I see knits being picked.


  Reed Konsler